Thursday, March 15, 2012
Water for Kimini!!!
As we look back, we are in total amazement at what God did in Kimini. I cannot speak enough about the outstanding drilling team that God sent here from North Carolina. Many of the men on the team have made multiple trips here to Burkina and to other countries to drill wells. They came to work and they took their work seriously. The people responsible for the drilling, Friends in Action, are qualified and professional drillers who led the team with a steady hand and with wisdom. And, at the end of the week, God orchestrated a beautiful thing and may He get all of the glory.
Kimini actually now has TWO new wells!!! If we or someone goes into Kimini to do a project, there is essentially a private well with limited but enough water for their use. The village also has new well, just 42 meters deep with lots and lots of water.
The first drilling was very hard and long. They drilled 300 feet and only reached a small pool of water. After working hard all week and drilling 6 other wells, the team was not content at all to leave Kimini without giving them water. So, they mustered all of the strength and energy that they had and with the help of the Lord, they moved the equipment to another site and started drilling again.
On this second drilling, at about 12 meters, they found water. And as they continued to drill, they found more and more water! Praise to our living God who gives water for our physical and spiritual thirst!
We left Kimini tired in body but so refreshed in our spirits and praising our wonderful God.